The average age of Noble Hill's Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards is more than 20 years, meaning the vines are hardy, mature, and low-yielding. Through careful soil improvement practices and organic mulching, the vines grow evenly and produce a low yield of intense, compact berries.
Noble Hill's estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have intense colour and structure, making a light touch the cornerstone of their cellar practices. They aim for a light extraction by gently transferring the juice over the skins twice daily during the fermentation. This wine is matured in 225 liter oak barrels for 18 months.
South Africa may be defined as a New World wine producer but this can be a bit of a misnomer: the vineyards are planted in some of the world’s oldest soils. The decomposed granite soils that define Simonsberg vineyards give this wine an earthy, cool and distinctively Old World character. We taste black fruit, cedar, and a hint of spice.